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I said that I would look into the allegations. I mean, part of the problem here is we get these through the press and then I’ve got to go back and find out what’s going on with respect to these particular allegations.
– President Obama, responding to a question at the G20 summit about the NSA leaks by saying that he gets his information about the NSA from the press
If a ruling from a judge in eastern Texas sticks, Microsoft will have to give up selling its Word franchise in 60 days. But that’s a very big if. In other news: Look at this cool ad for Microsoft Germany!
Music industry critics rightly castigate the music business for trying too hard, for too long, to hang on to the doomed CD business. Then they howl when music companies try to make money by selling music in other formats. But strip away incendiary terms like “music tax,” and the trial balloon that Warner Music Group is floating makes sense.